Friday, December 18

Milestone tonight for the Lion King

The Lion King becomes the ninth longest-running musical in West End history when it plays its 4,265th performance tonight.

It celebrated its 10th anniversary in October 2009 and since it opened the musical has played to over eight million people at the Lyceum Theatre.

The London company  boasts  46 performers with 11 principals: George Asprey as Scar, Shaun Escoffery as Mufasa, Stephen Matthews as Zazu, Brown Lindiwe Mkhize as Rafiki, Nick Mercer as Timon, Keith Bookman as Pumbaa, Andile Gumbi as Simba, Gloria Onitiri as Nala, Gary Forbes as Banzai, Allyson Addo as Shenzi and Mark Sangster as Ed.

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